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2011 Senate Bill 502: Give liquor licenses to public university and colleges’ commercial meeting facilities

Public Act 249 of 2011

Introduced by Sen. Mike Nofs (R) on June 21, 2011 To authorize liquor licenses for commercial conference and meeting facilities operated by any Michigan community college or state university. Current law authorizes liquor licenses for universities or colleges named in the statute.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on June 21, 2011
Reported in the Senate on August 24, 2011 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on September 7, 2011 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that limits colleges and universities to only serving alcohol at activities that "further the college's or university's community or academic mission," and not "public and private gatherings or meetings that do not have a direct correlation" to the academic mission.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 7, 2011
Substitute offered by Sen. Mike Nofs (R) on September 21, 2011 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 21, 2011
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on September 21, 2011 To authorize liquor licenses for commercial facilities operated by any Michigan community college or state university, but only for alcohol served at activities that "further the college's or university's community or academic mission," and not "public and private gatherings or meetings that do not have a direct correlation" to the school's academic mission. This refers to commercial meeting facilities that some schools have created which compete with private sector facilities.
Received in the House on September 21, 2011
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on September 21, 2011
Reported in the House on October 12, 2011 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on October 26, 2011 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on October 26, 2011
Amendment offered by Rep. Barb Byrum (D) on October 26, 2011 To strip out a provision banning a college or university hospitality service with a liquor license from having a catering license.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on October 26, 2011
Passed 105 to 3 in the House on October 27, 2011 To authorize liquor licenses for commercial facilities operated by any Michigan community college or state university, but only for alcohol served at activities that "further the college's or university's community or academic mission," and not "public and private gatherings or meetings that do not have a direct correlation" to the school's academic mission. This refers to commercial meeting facilities that some schools have created which compete with private sector facilities .
Received in the Senate on November 1, 2011
Amendment offered by Sen. Mike Nofs (R) on November 8, 2011 To strip out a provision that prohibits a college or university from operating a liquor-serving operation that unfairly competes with private sector businesses.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 8, 2011
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on November 8, 2011 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill, except without a provision that prohibits a college or university from operating a liquor-serving operation that unfairly competes with private sector businesses.
Received in the House on November 8, 2011
Passed 79 to 28 in the House on November 10, 2011 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill, which stripped-out a provision that prohibits a college or university from operating a liquor-serving operation that unfairly competes with private sector businesses.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 8, 2011

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